Today some of the pupils that entered the Book Bench competition met with Daniel Stone from Steelite International, who kindly sponsored our participation in the exciting city wide Book Bench project. Steelite are very keen to be involved in community initiatives, particularly those that encourage greater levels of literacy, which will enable young people to be more successful in the competitive jobs market. This links really well with our school’s Accelerated Reader scheme, which also encourages young people to read for pleasure, a pastime that is known to foster success in many areas of pupils lives.

Pupils met with Daniel, and explained their ideas and showed him the finished Book Bench. The launch event for the Book Bench trail happens in April, and more news will be published then.